Wentworth Castle Conservatory 2010

Wentworth Castle Conservatory 2010

Wentworth Castle Conservatory 1910

Wentworth Castle Conservatory 1910

Wentworth Castle Conservatory 2010

Wentworth Castle Conservatory 2010

Wentworth Castle Conservatory 2010

Wentworth Castle Conservatory 2010

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Wentworth Castle Conservatory

Oct 2010

This Victorian conservatory featured on the first series of the television programme “Restoration”.  It did not win and hence the project was mothballed until money became available.

The grade II listed conservatory at Wentworth Castle near Barnsley is a rare example of a late Victorian glasshouse that is still largely intact, albeit now in very poor condition.  It was built by Messrs Crompton and Fawkes approximately 140 years ago and is set amongst many rare and valuable rhododendrons.

Thomasons are working in a design team with architects Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams to restore the Conservatory to its former glory and provide some ancillary accommodation.

We have undertaken our initial inspection of the structure, which is already fully scaffolded for support, and find that its condition is extremely poor with the majority of the cast and wrought iron being beyond repair.  The investigation was similar to an army assault course crossed with “It’s a Knockout” as we had to wear Kevlar suits to clamber over / under / through the mass of scaffolding.

Our next phase will entail determining the adequacy of the original structure to sustain additional loading that will be imposed by the installation of new glazing thus allowing us to confirm any strengthening works that will be required.

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